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o This section aims to provide a review of every lilm to be seen in central Scotland overthe next fortnight. For programme times see individual cinema listings.
(U)- Universal, suitable for all ages. (Po) - Parental Guidance suggested as some scenes may be unsuitable for younger children.
(15) — No one under the age of 15 admitted.
(18) — No one under the age 0118 admitted.
0 L’Adolescente ( 15) (Jeanne Moreau, France. 1978) Simone Signoret, Edith Cleever. On holiday with her parents just before the start of the Second World War, 12 year-old Marie falls in love with a
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clearly defined theological tussle. Intelligently crafted, grandly acted middlebrow fare. Edinburgh; EUFS 0 Alien ( 18) (Ridley Scott, US, 1979) Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, Jon Hurt. A space-freighter lands on a mysterious planet and the crew unwittingly take on board a hungry intruder which suspensefully proceeds to chomp its way through the cast list. Edinburgh; Cameo
0 Aliens (James Cameron, US, 1986) Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Hehn, Michael Biehn. 137 mins. Revived from a 57-year snooze in deep space, Warrant Officer Ripley is cajoled into joining a marine rescue mission to the planet LB 426, home for the original alien. A nerve-shattering sequel that not only matches its predecessor but cannily surpasses it. Edinburgh; Cameo
0 Always (PG) it: (Henry Jaglom, US, 1985) Patrice Townsend, Henry Jaglom, Joanna Frank. 105 mins. Director Jaglom introduces the film and explains that it dramatises
: f '- '1‘." -; Coppola, US, 1979) Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper. 150 mins. Searing, staggering nightmarish vision of ‘Nam as special agent Sheen journeys into the heart ofdarkness to confront the near-mythical figure of errant officer Brando. Glasgow: GET
0 Art in the Cinema Programme 4 This seletion is entitled Maya Deren: Rituals In Transﬁgured Time and comproses six shorts by the Russian-Jewish expatriate, whose filmic poetry explores her interest in dance and ritual. The programme runs for 102 mins approx. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Back to School (15) a (Alan Matter, US, 1986) Rodney Dangerfield, Sally Kellerman, Keith Gordon. 97 mins. Above average collegiate romp with Dangerfield, a top box office personality in the US but still unknown over here, effectively slobbish in a sub-Belushi kind of way as the magnate who returns to the campus to oversee his weedy son’s progress. Glasgow; Odeon
0 Bad timing (18) (Nicolas Roeg. UK. 1979) Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel. 123 mins. As surgeons fight for the life of a young American in Vienna, we learn of a university lecturer‘s obsessive and often violent relationship with her. Director Roeg is here at perhaps his most typically Roegian (elliptical editing, an explosion of ideas) and the result is extraordinarily powerful. Edinburgh; EUFS
O Bayan Ko(18) (Lina Brocka. Philippines-France, 1984) Philip
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astonishingly evocative studio settings and affectineg controlled performances are combined in a beautiful. unique film. Edinburgh;
0 Blood Wedding (U) ((‘arlos Saura, Spain, 1982) Antonio Gades. 72 mins. In 21 Madrid dance studio rehearsals take place fora Flamenco staging of Lorca‘s drama. Confined to a stark studio and without any reliance on props. the mesmerising physical presence ofdancer Gades and his expressiver choreographed company make this an unexpectedly absorbing experience. Edinburgh; Cameo
0 Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? (15) (Henry Jaglom. US. 1983) Michael Emil. Karen Black. 90mins. Unable to dissuade his wife from walking out on him a neurotic New Yorker soon finds himselfin the arms of a spaced-out would-be jazz singer. Emil and Black excel in this delightfully off-beat romantic comedy in the best Henry Jaglom style. The former‘s monologue analyzing the link between sneezing and orgasms is a gem. Glasgow; GET 0 Cat People ( 18) (Paul Schrader. US. 1982) Nastassja Kinski. Malcolm McDowell, John Heard. 118 mins. Visceral. obsessive, not entirely satisfactory remake of the famed 194(ls‘ horror film Edinburgh: Filmhouse
O Chinatown (18) (Roman Polanski, US, 1974) Jack Nicholson. Faye Dunaway, John Huston. 131 mins. Private eye Jake Gittes takes on a routine casein 1937 LA and ends up uncovering more than he had
young Jewish doctor only to find that he is enamoured of her mother. Impressiver cast and sensitive picture of adolescence. Edinburgh; French Institute
bargained for in this dark thriller with a handsome period atmosphere and Nicholson as cool as ever. Edinburgh; Cameo
events from the breakdown of his marriage, and indeed he co-stars alongside his own ex-wife. While this may lend an especially intriguing
Salvador, Gina Alajar. 108 mins. A young printworker with a pregnant wife is unfairly dismissed and turns
0 Alterllours (15) (Martin Scorsese, US, 1985) Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, John Heard. 97 mins. Mild-mannered word processor Dunne spends an unforgettany nightmarish night on the town in this fast, furious and extremely funny exploration of urban paranoia. Brilliantly breathless black comedy. Edinburgh; Filmhouse
0 Agnes ol God (15) (Norman Jewison, US, 1985) Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly. 98 mins. When a new-born infant is found strangled in the room of a novice nun, court-appointed psychiatrist Fonda is dispatched to uncover the truth behind the grisly events. Based on a Broadway hit, this is both a teasing detective story and
sense of intimacy to some of the scenes, it does leave the film as a whole reeking of self-pity and self-indulgence. There are the usual outbreaks of engagineg comic dialogue, but even here the humour is not as successful as the earlier Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?, proof that
J aglom can do a whole lot better than this misguided enterprise. Glasgow;
0 American Hot-Wax (PG) (Floyd Mutrux, US, 1978) Tim McIntire, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. 91 mins. The early days of rock ’n' roll as seen through the eyes of legendary DJ Alan Freed. The climactic Brooklyn concert is beautifully recreated by director Mutrux. Glasgow; GET
0 Apocalypse Now (18) (Francis Ford
to crime to pay her hospital bills. A moving indictment of social and political injustice in its native land that put its director in a prison cell, this is urgent and heart-rending stuff, agonisingly acted. Edinburgh;
EUFS 0 Betty Blue (18) (Jean-Jacques Beneix, France, 1986) Beatrice Dalle, Jean-Hughes Anglade. 120 mins. Tempestuous tale of amour completement fou delivered with all the style one expects from the auteur of Diva. Glasgow; Grosvenor 0 Black Narcissus (PG) (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1947) Deborah Kerr, Sabu, Jean Simmons. 100 mins. Kerr’s colony of nuns in the Himalayas find their faith tested by the desires of the flesh.
An unlikely subject matter,
0 Children of a Lesser God ( 15) (Randa Haines. US, 1986) William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie. 119 mins. Capable but empty filmed theatre, with brilliant but unconventional teacher first challenged by then enamoured of Oscar-winner Ms Matlin. Glasgow; Cannon Clarkston Road, Edinburgh; Dominion. Strathclyde; Cannon Kilmarnock
o A Chorus Line (PG) (Dickie Attenborough, US. 1985) Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed. Terence Mann. 118 mins. Sixteen dancers undergo a rigorous mental and physical selection process to secure a role in a new Broadway musical. 42nd Street meets Freud as choreographed by the Kids From Fame. Edinburgh; (.‘ameo
The List 15—28 May15